Senior Thesis Exhibition 2016

April 29—May 20, 2016
Benton Spruance Art Center


Arcadia University’s Department of Visual and Performing Arts is pleased to present the Senior Thesis Exhibition from April 29 through May 20, 2016.

For this show the galleries, corridors, and studios of the Benton Spruance Art Center are transformed into a single expansive exhibition space. For the graduating seniors, the bodies of work on view, encompassing a full range of creative disciplines and approaches, represent the concluding research of their intensive, year-long capstone experience.

An end of year exhibition highlighting the work of Arcadia’s graduating art seniors is a tradition that dates back to the Department’s move to the Glenside campus from Jenkintown in 1935. Over time the opening of the exhibition has evolved into a celebration for the entire campus community, marking the end of Arcadia’s Thesis Week, which includes presentations and displays from every major.

Additionally, the first night of the exhibition is a moment when many alumni of the Department of Visual and Performing Arts choose to make their return to campus. They come to support friends, to converse with former mentors, or just to celebrate their connection to the larger community.

Beginning this year, the alums attending the reception are given the opportunity to vote on their favorite individual thesis presentation. This year’s Alumni Prize recipient was awarded to .

The opening reception will be held on April 26, 2019 beginning with a special sneak preview reception for alumni at 7:00 PM. The show opens to the Arcadia community and the general public at 8:00 PM with light refreshments provided.

The students included in this years exhibition include: Emily Diane Berger, Abbie E. Brewster, Terese A. Brzezynski, Curtis Stephen Camarda, Katherine G. Cambareri, Megan J. D’Avella, Emily R. Delp, Elizabeth DePace, Ashley Eason, Desiree Faries, Aion Foster, Nicole Rachel Frost, Christian Gordon-Scott, Sarah Gunia, Rachel Arlena Heaton, Mikelle Hicks, Patrick J. Higgins, Cameron R. King, Joseph Lennon, Steven W. Lewis, Rachel I. Longenecker, Rosa Magdalena Loveszy, Emily B. Marchese, Maggie Martin, Dylan T. Matukaitis, Francesca M. Mayr, Melissa Murphy, Natasha Maria Mutch, Benaiah J. Norwood, Jonathan M. Park, Gabriella Picone, Caitlin Powers, Kristen Jonette Ramirez, Greta Metz Rymar, Gabriella Santoro, Kelly Soto, Toni Valev, Alyzza Viros, Rachel Reine Wesley, Katie Ann Whalen, Olivia Witt, Tiff Zysk.